MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays on one of Doncaster's busiest roads from next week.
The first phase of improvements to the A630 Balby Road between Alexandra Road and Greenfield Lane will start on Monday and should be complete by the end of March.
It will include surfacing the carriageway, footpaths and central reserves, upgrades to traffic signals so they respond to traffic flows during busy periods, new kerbing, edgings and lighting, the filling in of an existing subway and the construction of a new pedestrian crossing.
A short section of road at the Sandford Road junction will give buses priority and a new signalled right turn will improve safety.
Inbound and outbound lane closures will be required during the works and at times Albany Road, Alexandra Road, Earlesmere Avenue and St John's Road will be closed.
Delays are likely, especially at peak times, but disruption will be minimised with traffic signals changed to improve traffic flows and surfacing works carried out at night.
Motorists approaching Doncaster from the north on the A1(M) are encouraged to use either Marr or Red House junctions instead of Warmsworth.
A free flowing traffic arrangement will be introduced at the A6182 Lady Bank roundabout on White Rose Way to reduce traffic building up on this route.
Mayor Peter Davies said: "These much needed improvements along Balby Road will ease congestion, reducing journey times for local residents and commuters into the town centre. The scheme will also see essential road maintenance work take place and make one of Doncaster's busiest routes into town safer for pedestrians."
Some bus services will be subject to temporary timetable alterations during the works. Timetables and updates can be found at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com and at Traveline on 01709 515151.
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